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    Growing up in the 70's/80's

    Just a bit of fun but who remembers old saying growing up that you don't really hear anymore.

    "I'll give you something to cry for in a minute"

    "I'm going to duff you up"

    "My Dad is bigger than your Dad"

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    "Wait till your Father gets home"

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    Personally, I use as many of them as possible on my kids.

    Wearing a coat indoors: "You won't feel the benefit".

    If the wind changes, your face will stay like that.

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    Actually, warming up your coat indoors by wearing it might make you feel a little warmer than just grabbing it off the hook and going outside straight away.

    My parents used lots of the above - including hitting you again if you ever cried or complained about being hit in the first place lol
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Actually, warming up your coat indoors by wearing it might make you feel a little warmer than just grabbing it off the hook and going outside straight away.

    My parents used lots of the above - including hitting you again if you ever cried or complained about being hit in the first place lol
    I’m wearing mine now- no bloody heating

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    Yes most of the above

    Also -

    "Dont sit on cold walls or you will get piles"

    "Dont stand in front of the fire it will damage your kidneys"

    and even more strangely

    "If you eat burnt toast your hair will go curly"

    None of these made any sense to me and my family seemed to be continually exasperated by my questioning of everything that seemed illogical to me as a child. They could put forward no evidence to support any of these.

    Unbeknown to them (and of course me) was that I was growing up with ASD - something that didn't help at all.
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    *scratches imaginary beard on chin to indicate disbelief*

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    My mother still insists that you'll get a belly ache if you eat warm buns/muffins from the oven.. They are not to be eaten until cooled.

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    "Sit up straight when you are eating"

    "but mum the romans used to lay down when they were eating"

    While hitting me on the back of head "romans... and look what happened to them and don't be cheeky"


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    Walking around the playground in a growing line, arms over shoulders, shouting “Who wants to play... WAR!” until we had enough to pretend to shoot at each other.

    Edit: oops, slightly misread the OP. Nice to reminisce though.

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    Minding your own business in the playground at break time and you hear the call... “BUNDLE!”

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    Don’t answer back or you’ll get sore ears!
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    Growing up in the 70's/80's

    When getting ready for school Mum would shout upstairs
    Make sure you have clean underpants on in case you get run over..
    WTF
    Plus many I couldn’t tell in the PC environment we find ourselves in..


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    Look how quick he's going he won't get there any faster 😂

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    “Where are you going Dad”
    To see a man about a dog..


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    When you sat moaning at what was for dinner

    “There are people starving in africa”


    Plus the horological favourite

    “What time do you call this?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM112 View Post
    “Where are you going Dad”
    To see a man about a dog..


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    I used this one on my normally intelligent 19 year old daughter about a week ago... she genuinely thought I was off out to buy a puppy!!

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    “ You’ll grow into it “!

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    “Too cold to snow”

    Said all too frequently by my ex-Mother in Law, which was odd considering she lived up on the Pennines where it snowed a lot. Thus proving my suspicions that a) she was catastrophically stupid and b) it ran in the family.

    All I could ever reply was “like in the Arctic?”

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    Chinny reckon


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    I remember, sadly, my parents' and grandparents' casual racism, some of the less offensive sayings included -

    "Eat your greens or you'll sit there 'til you go black in the face!"
    "Some poor starving bugger in Africa would love that!"
    "Worked like a Chinaman today" &c.


    To be fair to them it was the era of "Love Thy Neighbour", "Til Death Us Do Part" etc., so unthinking, casual racism, sexism and homophobia were near-universal.

    HUGE Upsides were the freedom we had, even as very young kids - I was walking to school on my own aged 5, and so long as we were in for tea, and in bed by 9 we could go anywhere and do anything we pleased. Unimaginable nowadays... The only technology we had were our pushbikes, and coming from a very poor family, money was non-existent - but it really is true that what you've never had, you never miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    “You’ll be laughing on the other side of your face in a minute”
    Or.

    You better wipe that look off your face.

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    Some others that bemused me in my childhood:

    "You will be laughing on the other side of your face in a minute"

    "Never in the creation of crows!"

    "Well, I'll go to the foot of the stairs"

    "Come on, you know the girl I'm taking about - straight hair and curly teeth"
    ''I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the
    purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis"

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    Gordon Bennett.......!! Used by my mother as a mild form of cursing during a spell of exasperation.
    Anyone else heard that one - who was this fabled Gordon Bennett?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Gordon Bennett.......!! Used by my mother as a mild form of cursing during a spell of exasperation.
    Anyone else heard that one - who was this fabled Gordon Bennett?
    My Mum used to use it and I still do!
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    He needs a good upper cutter or clip around the ears

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickGaters View Post
    Chinny reckon


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    Also Chinny Rub Rub and Recky Spook Eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickGaters View Post
    Chinny reckon


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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    I remember, sadly, my parents' and grandparents' casual racism, some of the less offensive sayings included -

    "Eat your greens or you'll sit there 'til you go black in the face!"
    "Some poor starving bugger in Africa would love that!"

    Are those two racist?

    I always assumed the first was meaning you'd die and the second was more a reflection on the fact that Africa was frequently in the news for famines and that food waste was a bad thing, which some people still seem to believe (maybe more so!)

    One of my grandmothers often used to say "Oh damn, and that's swearing!" - I didn't like to point out that it was pretty mild swearing!

    Someone mentioned about going to see a man about a dog earlier - We used to often visit my great-uncle's friends in Brighton (he was the only family member with a car, so weekend outings were him, his wife, my grandmother, my mum, dad and I in his Austin 1100 and later Marina coupe!) and one day we stopped at a park on the outskirts of Brighton after leaving there and he wandered off up a hill. I asked where he was going and the reply was 'to see a man about a dog' - I really expected him to return with a new pet!

    I heard someone call someone a 'dinlo' recently - An expression I'd not heard since the early 80s! (it means an idiot, if you're not familiar with it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    If you keep doing that you will go blind.

    Doing What, nobody ever told me

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Are those two racist?

    I always assumed the first was meaning you'd die and the second was more a reflection on the fact that Africa was frequently in the news for famines and that food waste was a bad thing, which some people still seem to believe (maybe more so!)

    One of my grandmothers often used to say "Oh damn, and that's swearing!" - I didn't like to point out that it was pretty mild swearing!

    Someone mentioned about going to see a man about a dog earlier - We used to often visit my great-uncle's friends in Brighton (he was the only family member with a car, so weekend outings were him, his wife, my grandmother, my mum, dad and I in his Austin 1100 and later Marina coupe!) and one day we stopped at a park on the outskirts of Brighton after leaving there and he wandered off up a hill. I asked where he was going and the reply was 'to see a man about a dog' - I really expected him to return with a new pet!

    I heard someone call someone a 'dinlo' recently - An expression I'd not heard since the early 80s! (it means an idiot, if you're not familiar with it).

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    Dinlo isn’t 80s necessarily but a Romany expression along with chavy and mort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    Dinlo isn’t 80s necessarily but a Romany expression along with chavy and mort
    You’re right Dinlo was a very common derogatory term back in the 60s although never really looked upon as swearing..the same as Div it was aimed at the Stupid or unfairly a simpleton.

    Quite a hurtful word even in those days..


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    I remember if something unexplained happened it was blamed on ‘the man fae Greenock’!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    If you’re around 50 this’ll make sense: Joey!
    That’s a rich seam.

    “Spacker” was common currency alongside “Joey”. But who remembers “flid”?

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